Harold Lloyd’s Famous Clock Routine
A great time was had by all on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7PM. The feature film was “Safety Last” with Harold Lloyd’s famous clock routine.
The short “Coney Island” with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton was also shown.
Piano-player extraordinaire John Read and “Flapper” Lisa Niemi were terrific!
This comedy classic was highly successful and critically hailed, and it cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It is still popular at revivals, and it is viewed today as one of the great film comedies.
The film’s title is a play on the common expression, “safety first,” which places safety as the primary priority to avoid accidents. Lloyd performed some of his climbing stunts despite losing a thumb and forefinger in an accident while making a film four years earlier.